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China's sleepy Zisiqiao Village in Zhejiang province is actually headquarters for the country's revered snake industry, with 160 families raising about 3 million serpents a year, mostly to harvest livers and gall bladders for soup, wine, and other products consumed for their immunity-building properties.

September 04, 2011 | | News of the Weird


Thanks for the great concert

Dear Editor,

September 04, 2011 | | Letters to the Editor


Remember Labor Day

Dear Editor,

September 04, 2011 | | Letters to the Editor


It would be funny if it weren't so serious

Dear Editor,

September 04, 2011 | | Letters to the Editor


Major League Baseball results

American League

September 03, 2011 | | AP Sports


Lady Panthers go 1-2 at Garden City

GARDEN CITY - The Great Bend High School volleyball team dropped matches to host Garden City and Liberal on Thursday, but defeated Holcomb in two sets.

September 03, 2011 | | Prep Sports


GBHS takes fifth place in McPherson

McPHERSON - Great Bend High School finished fifth out of six teams at the McPherson varsity tennis tournament on Thursday.

September 03, 2011 | | Prep Sports


Kansas City places tight end Moeaki on injured reserve

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Chiefs put tight end Tony Moeaki on injured reserve Saturday after he was hurt in their final preseason game against Green Bay, depriving quarterback Matt Cassel of one of his most dependable targets heading into the regular season.

September 03, 2011 | | AP Sports


No. 23 Auburn scores late touchdown to beat Utah State

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Mike Dyer bulled through the line for a game-saving touchdown with 30 seconds left and defending national champion Auburn escaped with a 42-38 win over Utah State on Saturday.

September 03, 2011 | | AP Sports


Kansas State avoids major upset, trims Eastern Kentucky

MANHATTAN (AP) - Collin Klein connected with Chris Harper on a 33-yard touchdown pass with 1:39 left, and Kansas State escaped with a sloppy 10-7 victory over Eastern Kentucky on Saturday night to give longtime coach Bill Snyder his 150th win.

September 03, 2011 | | AP Sports


No. 4 LSU dismantles No. 3 Oregon, 40-27

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Michael Ford ran for two touchdowns and Jarrett Lee admirably directed LSU's offense in place of suspended quarterback Jordan Jefferson in the fourth-ranked Tigers' season-opening 40-27 victory over No. 3 Oregon on Saturday night.

September 03, 2011 | | AP Sports


Webb leads Kansas in win over McNeese State

LAWRENCE (AP) - Jordan Webb threw three touchdown passes and ran for another, and Kansas, flashing the improved speed coach Turner Gill had promised, beat McNeese State 42-24 Saturday night in a season opener delayed almost 25 minutes by rain.

September 03, 2011 | | AP Sports


Sedgwick edges Hoisington in overtime, 22-21

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington High School football team fell in overtime to Sedgwick, 22-21.

September 03, 2011 | | Prep Sports


Public Library forms new teen group

The Great Bend Public Library is forming a Teen Advisory Group to help with various areas of the Young Adult Department. In addition to making suggestions for new books to purchase for the collection, they will also help plan future teen programs, such as Movie Nights and Game Days. Teens in grades 7-12 are welcome to join.

September 03, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Barton Community College Offers Merit Scholarships for 2011-12

Barton Community College, Great Bend, Kan., has announced students qualifying for Merit Scholarships for the 2011-12 academic year. These scholarships are administered by Barton's Financial Aid Office. The following students, listed by hometown, have qualified for Merit Scholarships:

September 03, 2011 | | Education


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Let the Sunshine In!

March 15-21, 2015, marks the 10th anniversary of the nationally commemorated Sunshine Week in which open government proponents throughout our nation point with pride at transparency breakthroughs, but are equally alarmed about setbacks to the people's right to know what their government is up to.

March 15, 2015 | Ron Keefover | Columnists


The Soil Environment – Soil Acidity Part 3

column discusses how soil acidity changes as producers have managed it for crop production since Kansas was settled. We will focus on were soil pH started, how converting the land to crop production changed pH, and the role of evolving cultural practices. It may be helpful to refer to the previous two columns.

March 15, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


KSHSAA contest

March 15, 2015 | | Education


K-State Agricultural Economist following avian influenza developments

News that more than 40 countries have banned poultry imports from Minnesota after a lethal strain of avian influenza was confirmed in a turkey flock there has now been compounded by news of confirmed cases in Missouri and Arkansas turkeys.

March 15, 2015 | | Agriculture


Ten Rules for Planting Trees

Since the approval of the Community Orchard, I have been spending time researching and planning how to start the process. We decided on a date to get our young trees into the ground, so to celebrate, I thought I would share with you ten rules for planting trees. Our plant date for the orchard is Saturday, April 11, at 1 p.m. if you are interested in helping get this community project started. You can call the Extension office at 620-793-1910 for more information. We hope to see you there!

March 15, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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